Alice Engel
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Dr. Alice Engel (geb. Knauf)

Research Associate (absent)


Work S3|12 544
Residenzschloss 1
64283 Darmstadt

Alice Engel works as a research associate at the chair for “Comparative Politics and European Integration” under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Michèle Knodt. Since the beginning of the year 2020 she is part of the interdisciplinary research project “emergenCITY” funded by the Government of the Federal State of Hessen and focuses on the resilience of the digital city. Before joining the research project, she was part of the research training group KRITIS, where she conducted research on the preparedness measures of German cities against long-lasting power outages.

Research interests

  • Critical Infrastructures
  • Climate Protection and Climate Adaption
  • Digitalization
  • Local Governance
  • Political Participation

WiSe 2020/21

02-03-0008-ps Das politische System der BRD I A

SoSe 2020

02-03-0009-ps German Politics II

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Since 01/2020 Research Associate, emergenCITY at TU Darmstadt
10/2019 – 12/2019 Research Associate, ENavi Kopernikus-Project at TU Darmstadt
10/2016 – 09/2019 Research Associate, Research Training Group KRITIS at TU Darmstadt
Dissertation Title: Urbane Resilienz gegenüber einem langanhaltenden, überregionalen Stromausfall. Eine Qualitative Comparative Analysis zur Bestimmung der Bedingungen für ein hohes Aktivitätsniveau der Katastrophenschutzämter deutscher Großstädte. (Translation: Urban Resilience to an Extensive, Long-lasting Power Outage. A Qualitative Comparative Analysis to Determine the Conditions for a High Level of Activity within Emergency Management Agencies of Major German Cities.)
06/2016 – 09/2016 Research Internship at the Institute for Housing and the Environment (IWU), Darmstadt
09/2014 – 09/2015 Student Trainee at KfW Development Bank, Department: Competence Center for Sustainable Economy, Health, Education and Social Security, Frankfurt a. M.
10/2014 – 10/2016 Master of Arts “Governance und Public Policy” at TU Darmstadt
Masterthesis Title: Instrumente in der Klimaschutzpolitik. Ein Mehrebenenvergleich des Instrumentenmix zwischen Klimaschutzkonzepten von Kommune, Land und Bund. (Translation: Instruments of Climate Politics. A Mulitlevel Comparative Analysis of the Instrumental Set Up in Local, Federal and National Climate Protection Concepts.)
06/2013 – 11/2013 Student assistant in the department “Comparative Politics and European Integration” at TU Darmstadt
10/2011 – 10/2014 Joint Bachelor of Arts “Politikwissenschaft und Wirtschaftswissenschaften“
Bachelorthesis Title: Einflusspotential von NGOs. Eine Fallstudie anhand der Regulation der Spekulation mit Nahrungsmitteln auf EU-Ebene. (Translation: Potential Influence of NGOs. A Case Study based on the Regulation of the Speculation in Food Commodities at EU Level.)
10/2010 – 10/2011 Bachelor of Arts “Politikwissenschaft“
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